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in the archives for 40 years has only just come to light. woody guthrie: [singing] but the rustlers broke on us in the dead hours of night; she 'rose from her blanket, a battle to fight. she 'rose from her blanket with a gun in each hand, said: come all of you cowboys, fight for your land. amy goodman: a rare 1945 video recording of woody guthrie. known as the dust bowl troubadour, guthrie became a major influence on countless musicians, including bob dylan, bruce springsteen, pete seeger and phil ochs. while woody guthrie is best remembered as a musician, he also had a deeply political side. at the height of mccarthyism, guthrie spoke out for labor and civil rights and against fascism. he died in 1967 after a long battle with huntington's disease. but his music lives on. over the next hour, we'll hear from folk singer pete seeger, the british musician billy bragg and the historian will kaufman. but first, woody guthrie, in his own words, being interviewed by the musicologist alan lomax alan lomax: what did your family do? what kind of people were they, and where did they come from? woody guthr
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